– The Northrop Grumman Industrial Associates program has made the sixth donation of $10,000 to Florida Tech since 2000. The donation helps fulfill the
program’s commitment to support the university’s Software Engineering program.
Florida Tech Dean of the College of Engineering Thomas D. Waite accepted the check on Wednesday from Northrop Grumman Vice President of Engineering,
Logistics and Technology, John Casko. Also attending from Northrop Grumman were Pat Reilly, director of software engineering, and Joe Vandeville,
engineering university relations representative and engineering process group manager. All are with the Integrated Systems Sector in Melbourne.
The objectives of the Northrop Grumman Industrial Associates program are to “establish, maintain and enhance key university relationships by funding
industrial associates programs that are aligned to and support integrated systems sector business areas’ technology development roadmaps and college
Florida Tech offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in software engineering, administered by the Department of Computer
Sciences. A primary department mission is to prepare computing professionals for success and leadership in the conception, design, implementation, and
operation of complex real-world systems.